Letter to the Editor: Assessor responds to mill levy questions

Dear Editor: This is an open letter to our county’s taxpayers. I am writing this letter to the editor to answer questions concerning the RE-1 Meeker School District mill levy ballot question, 3A. Below are some questions that have been brought to our attention:

Letter to the Editor: Understanding the assessor’s office

Dear Editor: An article written by the Rio Blanco Herald Times regarding the survey the county performed stated that only 50 percent of the public was “satisfied” or “very satisfied” with the Rio Blanco County Assessor’s Office.

County valuation currently up

RBC I Rio Blanco County assessor Renae Neilson presented the commissioners with the 2012 protest valuation report at its most recent meeting and showed an increase in assessed value from 2011.

Letter to the Editor: Senior exemption

Dear Editor: The Colorado Constitution establishes a property tax exemption for senior citizens and disabled veterans. For those who qualify, 50 percent of the first $200,000 in actual value of the primary residence is exempted from property tax.

Letter to the Editor: Assessor information

To all Rio Blanco County taxpayers: As directed by state law, the county assessor is responsible for valuing all property in the county. This year is a reappraisal year for all counties in Colorado; and, all properties have been revalued using sales for an 18-month period ending June 30, 2010.